"Opulent silk. Saturated hues. Dazzling sights. essie's new resort 2016 collection is influenced by the magnificent fashion, culture, and sheer beauty of India. From the Gem Palace of Jaipur to vibrant saris, India's incredible mix of colors and tradition is the ultimate inspiration for this mesmerizing collection.
The four new resort shades feature an exhilarating palette of colors seen throughout India's landscape. From the vibrant market stalls and golden desert sands, to the azure waters, the country's unique contrast of tradition and modernism treasures offer splendid inspiration. Sparkling like a mirrored jewel, essie's resort 2016 collection is sure to be the trip of a lifetime!" according to the official press release.
The essie resort 2016 collection includes the following shades:
Delhi Dance: a bright and bold bubble gum pink creme. [bright sari pink]
Nama-stay the night: a bold medium blue creme. [divine goa blue]
Going guru: a light mint green creme. [meditative mint lime]
Taj-ma-haul: an apricot orange creme. [spicy marigold apricot]
(all swatches shown here are two coats, and are taken outdoors in natural light).
I have a personal soft spot for essie's resort collections. Every year I get so excited for it to come out. I like this collection, but I am not head over heels in love; the colors just don't do it for me personally. They don't remind me of India, but then again, I have never been. But upon first glance, India is not at all what comes to mind. Had I not read the press release I would of had zero idea there was an Indian influence.
As far as the polishes are concerned, the formula was excellent and they were all very pigmented. I didn't experience any issues when painting, there was zero brushstrokes in sight.
I have to admit though the names are very fun. Essie doesn't always have the funniest or most clever names that some other brands have, but I feel they're definitely trying to improve that.
My personal favorites are Nama-stay the night and Going guru.
The essie resort 2016 collection will be available in May, and retails for $8.50 per 0.46 fl oz (13.5 mL) bottle.
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